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Redwood Creek Challenge Trail

A mother helps her kid climb a rock to reach the Finish sign on the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail

Disney California Adventure Park

Grizzly Peak

Guests Can Be

Any Height

Age Interest

Preschoolers, Kids, Tweens, Teens

Accessibility and Other Information - Opens Dialog


  • Must Be Ambulatory
  • May Remain in Wheelchair/ECV


Discovery, Interactive

Guest Policies

  • Sequoia Smokejumpers Training Tower (zip line) has a height requirement of a 42 inches (106 cm) minimum and 63 inches (160 cm) maximum. Guests must be under 13 years old to ride.
  • Cliff Hanger Traverse Rock Climb has a height requirement of a 42 inches (106 cm).
  • Wheelchair Access: Enter through the standard queue. The Challenge Trail map indicates accessible routes.

Explore tree-lined paths, climb towers, swing on rope bridges, zip down slides and collect Wilderness Explorer badges!

A boy clambers through the center of a Redwood Creek Challenge Trail tunnel

Hit the Trail

Take in glorious wilderness sights and embark on exciting adventures along the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail. You’re free to explore the area in any order you wish, but wherever you go, you’ll find plenty of fun activities that the whole family can enjoy together!

The highlights include:

  • Practice the art of traverse climbing on the Cliff Hanger Traverse Rock Climb.
  • Glide down a natural rock slide.
  • Play with the Boulder Bears—rock formations that “bear” a striking resemblance to grizzly bear cubs.
  • Climb up a trio of wooden lookout towers featuring authentic ranger gear, rope bridges and hidden surprises.
  • Practice your park ranger skills as you slide down a tire suspended from a cable on the Sequoia Smokejumpers Training Tower.
  • Walk through Big Sir—a towering 35-foot-tall redwood stump.
  • Inspect a cross-section from the Millennium Tree and examine growth rings dating back 1,000 years.
The Map

Even the most intrepid explorer occasionally needs directions. Not to worry! The friendly park rangers have placed a map of the entire Redwood Creek Challenge Trail near the trail entrance.

If you’d like to locate a particular attraction, please consult the detailed map before venturing into the woods. You also may receive a paper map to take with you on your outdoor adventure.

If you do need some help, just ask a ranger. They are always happy to point you in the right direction.

Sign at Redwood Creek Challenge Trail says, Earn Your Badges Today

Earn Wilderness Explorer Badges with Russell’s Help

Follow clues left by Russell from the Disney•Pixar movie Up, collect badges and become a Senior Wilderness Explorer. Head off into the woods to complete your quest for Wilderness Explorer badges in:

  • Tracking 
  • Bravery
  • Rock Climbing
  • Wolf Howl
  • Animal Spirit
  • Puzzle Solving

At the Wilderness Explorer Camp site: a lean-to and camping gear

Senior Wilderness Explorer Ceremony

Once you’ve earned all of your badges, proceed to Ahwahnee Camp Circle for a special ceremony. It’s your chance to meet Russell and become a Senior Wilderness Explorer!

Wilderness Explorer Ceremonies take place several times throughout the day. For show times, please check the Entertainment Schedule or the Entertainment Times Guide when you arrive at the park.

Kenai's Spirit Cave entrance at the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail in Disney California Adventure Park

Discover Your Animal Spirit

Hidden amongst the trees, the Spirit Cave awaits—where brave adventurers uncover their mystical animal spirit. Who knows what the enchanted cave will reveal? You will discover your animal spirit is one of the following noble creatures:

  • Bear (loving, strong)
  • Wolf (wise, loyal)
  • Eagle (intelligent, brave)
  • Moose (dependable, honest)  
  • Beaver (hard-working, industrious)
  • Salmon (instinctive, strong-willed)
  • Skunk (curious, adventurous)

Visit the Spirit Cave and find out!


Thursday, July 02, 2015

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